Time Flies

I find that time passes surprisingly quickly and sometimes I’m left wondering how I got to the age I am or even that it’s the end of April this year already! Not that I’m complaining I enjoy every day and so created a page with the old adage in mind “Time flies when you’re having fun”.

This page started with a background that I had overworked on a previous project and looked muddy as a result, so I applied a thin layer of gesso and stencilled Pébéo modelling paste on the top using a clock stencil. I added some paper clock faces and also some leftover pieces of brown cog decoupage paper that were destined for the bin using Liquitex matte gel medium. Next I coloured the page with Metallic Mint, Iced Coffee, Iced Chai and Mango Faber-Castell gelatos to create a rusty metal look. I also emphasised shadows and shapes using Sanguine and Dark Sepia Faber-Castell Big Brush markers whilst building up the layers of colours with the gelatos. I then added some splatters of both black and white DecoArt acrylic paint using a paintbrush. For the wording I used some metallic letter stickers; they are stuck onto some black card which is recycled packaging and mounted on a piece of corrugated card which I coloured to look like rusty metal using the gelatos and Big Brush markers again.

To finish, I added the sparkly copper butterflies which are stickers and the copper adhesive gemstones. I like the rusty metallic look of this page and all that lovely texture and shine too (grin!).

I can remember as a child when summer holidays seemed to last forever and as I’ve got older time just seems to fly by! So why not have some fun too, we find it’s the simple things that bring the most joy like spending some time at St. Anne’s Pier.

Where we always enjoy playing the 2p (two pence) waterfalls (grin!).

Time sure does fly when you are having fun and those ice creams are so good too! By the way, one of those ice creams is for my hubby, honest (double grin!).


I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs as I enjoy taking part, they provide me with inspiration for my pages and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:

I’m pleased to join the lovely Alison/Craftytrog, who is hosting the Recycle and Collage challenge over at Art Journal Journey with the recycled background, materials and leftovers that I collaged onto this page!

Over at A Vintage Journey their theme is Rusty and Crusty, so I’m pleased to join their challenge with my rusty Industrial Style page.

I’m also joining in the fun over at Country View Challenges and their Pimp It Up! (reuse or alter something) challenge with the recycled background and materials.

I’m pleased to join the Anything Goes challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Pébéo Modeling Paste
  • Faber-Castell Gelato (Metallic Mint, Iced Coffee, Iced Chai, Mango)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Sanguine 188 B, Dark Sepia 175 B)
  • DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (White, Black)
  • Craft Sensations (Deco Stencil Set 154892)
  • Leftover decoupage paper from Santoro
  • The Works (Paper Toppers)
  • Recycled black card
  • Recycled corrugated card
  • Habico Signature Collection (Rose Gold Foil Alphabet Upper and Lower Case PP1077)
  • The Range (Craft Butterfly Stickers CRO420)
  • Docrafts Adhesive Dome Borders (Forever Friends – Opulent FFS351111)
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium

45 thoughts on “Time Flies

  1. Hi Jo, I enjoyed your post and especially your art page-I am so surprised too how time just flies by. It has gone even faster since my retirement I would love to time travel back to when I was younger, perhaps the 50’s ha ha
    enjoy your weekend

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  2. hi jo,wowow,your clockpage is so amazing! Love all beautiful things of your page,fantastic strukture and texture you used 🙂 Love the butterfly flying arround on your clock page 🙂
    the ice cream looks so yummy,my fav ice cream is nut and lemon 🙂
    here is the weather cold and rainy.
    wishing you a nice rest week,and happy weekend,dear jo ! 🙂

    hugs jenny

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  3. Yup, you blink and so much time has gone by. Or you see a reflection of yourself in the mirror and wonder, who is that old lady? 😀 Time flies but with all the clocks on your page, I bet time could be turned back. Love the soft colors of your page and the fun names of the inks. Did you win a prize at the 2p waterfall? And that ice cream looks delicious.

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    • Thanks a lot! It’s always the same when we play on the 2p waterfall, we win and then we lose it all again, that’s part of the fun…lol 😉. I hope you had a lovely weekend and wishing you a happy new week! J 😊 x


  4. I was also surprised how quickly April has come and gone this year. To think we are almost 1/4 of the way through this year already. Seems time really DOES fly when you are busy, or having fun.

    Your latest journal page is out of this world. I think a lot of it has to do with all the layers you achieved, especially after you corrected the originally overworked piece. The depth you got from that page is out of this world. It is fabulous. I am thrilled you shared it with us at Art Journal Journey.

    And of course, I would gladly help you with that 99p ice cream!!!!!!

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  5. Time flies indeed. The older I get the quicker it flies! Beautiful page, love the textured background. Glad you had fun on the pier. When I was a kid a 99 cost sixpence, but the old pence! Enjoy your weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  6. Oh wow Jo, what a great post to come back to! I just love this page with its rusty patina hues, brilliant!!
    As you probably remember I have been away for about a month with a blog break, so apologies for lack of visiting, but back home now and looking forward to coming by more regularly again :o)
    And of course thanks for adding this to our challenge at AVJ!

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  7. I love patina and I adore this brilliant page – it lives and shows all the brilliant layers! So glad to see it at AJJ – most appreciated dear Jo! Time not just flies – it flies supersonic speed!
    Happy weekend dear Jo – this 99P icecream looks fantastic and having fun is always the best way we can spend our time!!! ♥♥♥

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  8. This is a beauty Jo, fabulous effects, colours and layers. I just want to touch it!! Thank you for sharing your fun day… and well done for finding a TRUE 99 for 99p!! I’ve not seen one for under £1.50 for a few years now.
    Wishing you a super weekend with lots of creativity Hugs Tracey xx

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    • Thanks so much! The 99 was a special price at a local cafe and a very rare find, I think they only offered it as it was a quiet weekend at the beginning of the season …lol 😉. I hope you had a fun and creative weekend too! J 😊 x


  9. Jo, it has certainly been a while since visiting your lovely blog, but I am so happy you added this to our challenge at A Vintage Journey to give me an excuse to get on my computer and see some real lovely inspiration! What a gorgeous patina’d page! I love the colors and the clocks! You said a mouthful about time flying! Sometimes, I think our never-ending deadlines make the time pass so much quicker! Have a lovely day! And thank you, again for playing along at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

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  10. You have created a fabulous page Jo. Yes time doesn’t stand still, all the more reason to enjoy each day as it comes around.
    I love the textures you created and those pretty butterflies look lovely.
    You jogged my memories of sea side trips. Whitley Bay for us as kids and always and ice cream to eat as we went for the train home.
    Have a good weekend.
    Yvonne xx

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  11. Hello dear Jo, back from our holidays I found that amazing page on your Blog. Wow I am very impressed. It looks gorgeous with all the collage elements, shadows and splatters. I love it much.
    Style,colors, all is perfect and the two wonderful butterflies are the highlights on it.
    Dear Greetings

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  12. I really like this and enjoyed seeing the close-up this time with the corrugated card that looked like an old corrugated roof. The background is marvellously blended together and the clocks seem to sink into it. This is top class, Jo. As for Time Flying, everyone seems to be saying this and I think Time is actually going faster and all the clocks are in on it.

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  13. This is fabulous Jo, what amazing texture and colours, and St Anne’s looks like fun! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a lovely weekend, Sue xx

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  14. A lovely page Jo, gorgeous textured and colours and it’s true, time does fly, especially when you are having fun. Looks like a great day out and , yes I do believe you that one of the ice creams was hubby’s.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Avril xx

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  15. I love this time page Jo. Yup, time does fly by, especially when you have been in a fantastic vacation. Where did the 10 days go. I love the texture and colors of your page-it would make a great wall tile design. 🙂 Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

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  16. Beautiful, and yes you are right time really does fly far too quickly.
    Your page is gorgeous, the butterfly is just perfect.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. Have a great day x

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  17. I really love your page, Jo! The clocks are so jummy grungy, the colors are amazing and the shiny butterflies are fitting perfect. Yes, I agree – the elder we get, the faster time goes by, horrible!
    Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge at Country View Crafts this month. Have a wonderful day!
    Evelyn xx

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